Album – Golden – Ledman

Posted by admin on March 24th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Ledman
  • Genre : Blues / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : Golden
  • Buy CD : Buy
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 8 out of 10

I think the first thing that struck me when I first put this CD in the player was “Lone Rider” by War, I think it was, both in the funky music and the even funkier vocals. I quickly realised that this was going to be something a little different.

With 16 tracks, this would almost certainly have been a double album in the old days of vinyl. I’ve been very into vinyl of late and there’s something very retro sounding to this album. It’s almost like the 70s Stones and Tom Waits got together and had a baby. I’d throw a bit of Iggy and Bowie in there as well, but then that picture just starts to get a bit too messy, so let me shake my head like an etch-a-sketch and proceed.

This is a very interesting album to listen to, as it’s so distictly different from nearly everything I’ve heard so far this year. The production and music on this album are top notch, but it’s the gravelly, Gaulloises induced vocals that really set this album apart.

Standout tracks for me are the opening track “Was it Hard”, “My American Scream” and also “18 Hours”, which has a vague resemblence to the classic Doors song “The End”.

Conclusion : This is one of those great albums, to turn up loud while you are busy at home, or would be if you didn’t have children that complain about loud music, I always thought that was meant to be the other way around.

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